This form is primarily for students to request an exemption from one or more portions of the Compass Curriculum under special circumstances. This is not the form to substitute a course taken at another institution for Compass Curriculum credit. Requests to waive Compass requirements for non-transcriptable work such as life or work experience are unlikely to be approved.
The Compass Director is the ultimate authority for exceptions to requirements and policies for this campus-wide education program. The Director has formed a faculty committee to addresses students’ petitions. The committee will review your written request and make a recommendation to the Director for a decision on your appeal. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BEFORE YOUR PETITION WILL BE REVIEWED.
INSTRUCTIONS: This form must be filled out and submitted electronically for review to firstname.lastname@example.org by the second Wednesday of the month. Incomplete petitions will not be reviewed, and will be returned to the student. All submitted materials must have your name and student id listed in the email or filename. You must use your UCCS email address to submit materials to us. Request Petitions will not be accepted without a letter of explanation. In the case where a course substitution is requested, a course syllabus, is required.
Appeals submitted in December will be reviewed at the beginning of the spring semester. Appeals submitted in May will be reviewed at the beginning of the summer semester. You will be notified by the end of the month of submission of the status of your petition. If you have any questions, consult an Academic Advisor for your college in Main Hall, 2nd Floor, (719) 255-3260. Keep a copy of your petition for your records.